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Cobb okay, has mild concussion after getting hit by line drive



UPDATE The Rays got some encouraging news, saying Cobb suffered a mild concussion and all tests were normal. He will, however, stay at the hospital overnight for observation.

UPDATE, 6:31: The Rays seem to think the initial signs are encouraging. Cobb's father and girlfriend were at the game and have headed to the hospital as well. So did Rays LHP David Price, who is on the DL.

UPDATE, 6:03: The Rays said Cobb never lost consciousness, and has been taken to Bayfrnt Medical Center for further evalutation. They also said he was struck in the right ear, ... Per Sun Sports TV data, the ball left Hosmer's bat at 102.4 mph.

DEVELOPING: Rays RHP Alex Cobb was taken off the field on a stretcher after being hit in the head by a line drive in the fifth inning of Sunday's game.

Cobb was hit by Eric Hosmer and went down immediately. Team athletic trainers and medical personnel quickly attended to him, as he kicked his legs several times.

Cobb was struck on the right side of the head, and appeared from replays, to grab an area above and behind his right ear. The blow knocked his hat off immediately.

Cobb was taken off the field on a stretcher, with his arms folded and his head immobilzed.

This is the second such incident at the Trop this season; Toronto's J.A. Happ was struck by a Desmond Jennings liner on May 7.


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